What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

Homosexuality Is a Sin

  • Leviticus 18:22 "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination."
  • Leviticus 20:13 "If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them."
  • Romans 1:26-27 "For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."
  • I Corinthians 6:9-11 "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God."I Timothy 1:9-11 "knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust."
  • For a detailed list of passages, see Notes on Homosexuality
  • What kinds of homosexuality does the Bible mention?
  • The Sin of Sodom
  • What exactly is sodomy?

Defenses of Homosexuality

What Harm Is in Homosexuality?

Do People Involved in Homosexuality Have No Choice?

If I Find the Same Sex Attractive, Does That Mean I Am a Homosexual?

  • There is a distinction between being tempted to sin and the sin itself. Being tempted to lie does not make a person a liar. Being tempted to have sex outside of marriage doesn't make a person a fornicator. Nor does being tempted to have sex with someone of the same gender make a person a homosexual. Yet, promoters of homosexuality seek to confuse people on this last point to broaden the numbers they wish to claim are homosexuals and to seed doubt in people's minds about what is right. It is an artificial expansion of the true definition of what homosexuality really is.
  • Is same-gender love wrong?

Why Is Homosexuality Being Promoted?

Dealing with People Involved in Homosexuality

What Attracts People to Homosexuality?

How to Leave Homosexuality

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